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August 30, 2013

Continuity Shop partners with Vizionera to establish operations in the United States and expand global footprint

Continuity Shop, the leading traininq provider of the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) and
global leader in business continuity and resiliency training today announce a landmark
partnership bringing together the quality, depth and breadth of Continuity Shop’s training and
education offerings and the global reach and proven business development, sales and
marketing expertise of Vizionera.

The partnership establishes an operational base for Continuity Shop in the United States where business
continuity, resiliency and information security remain a top priority for organizations and government entities.
Vizionera’s international reach will also assist in significantly expanding Continuity Shop’s reach around the

“We had worked with Alex Arvanitidis in his former role as Vice President at the Business Continuity Institute
(BCI) where his team was instrumental in spearheading an unprecedented period of revenue and membership
growth”, said Sam Howard, CEO of Continuity Shop. “When it came time for us to expand our operations, it
was an easy decision to work with Alex and his organization”, he continued.

In his role as Vice President at the BCI, Alex Arvanitidis led a sales, marketing and operations team which
played a integral role in expanding training and certification revenues 20 times their 2008 levels and
membership in the association by over 100%.

“I am delighted to be working once again with the team at Continuity Shop”, said Alex Arvanitidis, Director
and CEO of Vizionera. “The quality of their training material and instructor corp. is second to none in the
industry. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to assist in their growth and expansion worldwide”, he

Continuity Shop was recently awarded Business Continuity Provider of the Year (Service) at the prestigious
BCI European Awards for the development of 30 business continuity training courses and their high quality of

The partnership will expand Continuity Shop’s training schedule beginning in the 4th quarter of 2013 with the
following courses:

BCI Certificate Course & Exam:
• Tysons Corner, Virginia – Oct. 28 – Nov. 1, 2013
• Dubai, UAE – November 24-28, 2013
• Toronto, Canada – Feb. 3-7, 2014
• Regina, Canada – April 14-18, 2014
• New Orleans, Louisiana January 2014 – exact dates and courses to be determined – in conjunction with
the International Disaster Conference & Expo (IDCE)
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For more information on the courses, pricing and registration please visit
http://www.continuityshop.com/usa.htm or contact Alex Arvanitidis at:
Email: alex.arvanitidis@continuityshop.com
Phone: +1.703.623.6984

About Continuity Shop
Based in the United Kingdom and operating globally, founded in 2004 to offer training and consultancy in
Business Continuity and Information Security.
We are training partners of the British Computer Society and the British Standards Institution, the Emergency
Planning Society and a Founding Partner of the Business Continuity Institute's Partnership. All of our courses
are endorsed by one or more of the above organisations.
Our consultants and trainers are all Members or Fellows of the relevant professional bodies, including the BCI
and BCS. They have a minimum of ten years experience in their field and work across many sectors. Our range
of courses, from beginner-level to advanced, and our consultancy packages are second to none.
For more information, please visit http://www.continuityshop.com.

About Vizionera
Vizionera was established to assist in kick starting organizations or expand their reach, locally, nationally and
internationally. Whether you need to:
• Establish your organization
• Review or adjust your business strategy
• Expand sales and operations or
• Become more resilient
Our global network can assist you in reaching your goals, from the United States to China; South Africa to the
United Kingdom and everywhere in between.
Vizionera closely partners with our customers to ensure a consistency and seamlessness to the market and your
For more information, please visit http://www.vizionera.com.